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Poster: WardXmodem Date: Jan 2, 2014 8:32am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: new video/audio player 'opt in' is live!

This is just great, I truly appreciate the efforts of everyone at Archive.org.

I noticed the classic "brain that wouldn't die - upgrade" was commented by uploader as being "a better copy than previous".

I'm curious - ever since I saw the result of a friend's "image stabilizing" camera (shot out the back open door of a moving train) I've been impressed with image stabilization.

IF someone is trying to preserve an old movie - there are two issues:

1) Yes, the original may have had poor image stabilization and that is part of the history.


2) it could be that true film, from too many playings and splices, etc, may have worn sprockets causing -- as in the case of "the brain that wouldn't die" -- even the title screen and text to "jump around" in a slightly nauseating way. This could be improved -- albeit at the cost of significant processing resources -- by being run through an image stabilization program.

Might there be one? Or even to download the video and run it through my OWN (as yet nonexistant(*)) image stabilization?

Thanks! And again, great effort!

(*) when I first got a digital cam with video, I downloaded a trial (watermarked) stabilization program, and it worked very well, so I KNOW the technology is there; I just didn't plan to take many videos so did not buy it, but knew it worked.

/Ward C inventor of Xmodem & (W/Randy Suess) BBSs